By Edgar Watema
The Nominee list for the upcoming 2017 Club Music Video Awards was finally released today the 14th of February at the Kampala Serena Hotel by Club Brand Manager Peter Katetee” flanked” by Forbes who were in charge of the verification process.
The list is as a result of the judging efforts by a panel of judges with experience in both local and international music videos.
Speaking on behalf of the selected judges, Edward Sendikaddiwa one of the judges said that they were amazed at the high volume of quality videos in the country and that the nomination process has been fun and exciting though many artists submitted their videos in categories that were too huge for them.
He added the other three judges noted that most Ugandan Music videos are shot in the same locations and besides that, different artists use the same video vixens or dancers in one video shooting to another without even changing their dancing styles and costumes, he continued to say that artists should stop abusing the use of drone cameras by shooting vague and useless videos but instead use them to do awesome work with them.
When asked why the prominent artists were not included on the list, he said that, “the likes of Bobi Wine, Chameleon ,Maddox are not the list of artists we selected simply because they never bothered submitting in their videos and there was no way we could look for them on YouTube and so we only considered the videos that were submitted to us”.
According to the panel, the criteria used to nominate Videos in all the Fourteen Categories included memorability, passion of performance, choreography, costumes and wardrobes.